FPL boosts electric bills although it...

FPL boosts electric bills although its fuel costs fell

There are 136 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Feb 13, 2009, titled FPL boosts electric bills although its fuel costs fell. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Fuel prices have dropped dramatically from their peak last summer but South Florida utility bills haven't followed suit.

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Drive-by

Madison, FL

#2 Feb 13, 2009
Florida Plunder and Loot has no reason to get the best price on fuel as they can just pass the high cost onto us.
Mahi Mike

Stuart, FL

#3 Feb 13, 2009
Gas has not decreased even though oil prices have plunged lately. We're just screwed let's face it
MOJO

United States

#4 Feb 14, 2009
I believe that someone needs to investigate FP&L. Theivery and corruption is so widespread here in FL. If found guilty, they should be banned for raising prices for the next 10 years.
abc 123

Hollywood, FL

#5 Feb 14, 2009
That is bullcrap that they won't release their long-term contracts for competitive reasons. If airlines release their long-term fuel hedging contracts, than FPL can release their long-term contracts. It is not like we have a choice as to what company we can use. FPL has a monopoly. As a private function acting in a public manner, they should be required to give all of their customers an annual report. I would like to see how much money their CEO is making. I bet you he is making at least 5-10 million dollars a year.
FPL basher

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Feb 14, 2009
Well, they don't call it Florida Plunder & Loot for nothing!
Dave

Hollywood, FL

#8 Feb 14, 2009
abc 123 wrote:
That is bullcrap that they won't release their long-term contracts for competitive reasons. If airlines release their long-term fuel hedging contracts, than FPL can release their long-term contracts. It is not like we have a choice as to what company we can use. FPL has a monopoly. As a private function acting in a public manner, they should be required to give all of their customers an annual report. I would like to see how much money their CEO is making. I bet you he is making at least 5-10 million dollars a year.
FPL is a publically traded entity and therefore must disclose the same records you were asking for:

Mr. Lewis Hay III, 52
Chairman, Chief Exec. Officer, Chairman of Exec. Committee, Chairman of FPL Energy LLC and Chairman of Florida Power & Light Company currently makes a salary of $ 3.21M.

If you want more information, just go to Yahoo Finance and do a quote search for FPL. It is not a private company, it is public.
The American Way

Miami, FL

#9 Feb 14, 2009
Americans even band there own mothers in the grave!
Joe taxpayer

Pompano Beach, FL

#11 Feb 14, 2009
Does everything related to government or public have to be wrought with fraud? I just wonder how much of this so called stimulus package has already stolen out from under our noses! I say all of it!!
snowbirder

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Feb 14, 2009
Why does a public utility need lobbyists and bonuses? PSC and the legislature better tighten things up as they slash and burn the budget.
DAS

United States

#14 Feb 14, 2009
They will be next on the BAILOUT
DAS

United States

#16 Feb 14, 2009
Cancel all the RETIREMENTS AND WALLAAAAAA
Court Jester

Boca Raton, FL

#17 Feb 14, 2009
When FPL improperly does something like improperly including certain costs in the fuel surcharge why is it all they have to do is remove the charges.? We all know they do it deliberately trying to get away with something and make more profits. They should have to pay a penalty which they can't charge off to customers. The problem is they pull all kinds of c--- and know if they get caught, they just correct it. They don't suffer any penalty. If someone robs a bank, we don't tell him to put the money back and everything is ok.
Raven

Brandon, FL

#18 Feb 14, 2009
"FPL won't release their long-term contracts for competitive reasons"

Who's their competition? I would like to have that 2nd option for a power provider!
FPL_FTW

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#19 Feb 14, 2009
Its good to be the king. A Monoply that we must pay if we want power.

Nice bonuses for those guys. Sheesh This economic slow down must be murder on them.

Corruption at its highest level.
Between State Farm and FPL I feel like a rape victim
I AM A1ACharles Dammit

West Palm Beach, FL

#21 Feb 14, 2009
Yep
Sparky

Pompano Beach, FL

#23 Feb 14, 2009
Remove utilities from the private sector turn them into non profit co-ops
Kid Rock

Pompano Beach, FL

#24 Feb 14, 2009
The county is going to raise the cost of water now too!!! Cost of food skyrockets, great way to get us out of the recession. Just keep raising the cost of necessity goods. Were F'in screwed!!!
Jab

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#25 Feb 14, 2009
Hey..why should they be any different? Look at gas prices..even as demand has fallen and a barrel of oil is under $40 yet gas prices hover around $2 per gallon.
Comrade Obama

Miami, FL

#26 Feb 14, 2009
FPL=Thieves
Erika

Littleton, CO

#27 Feb 14, 2009
What do you expect from Florida Plunder & Loot?

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